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Solar Power Portal Awards 2014 Winners Announced-Solar Energy UK 2014

published: 2014-10-16 9:39

Solar Power Portal is pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious annual awards, held last night at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham Hotel, NEC

The awards highlight and validate best practices within twelve categories in the solar industry. Over 500 professionals from the solar industry attended the sell out ceremony last night, hosted by Kate Humble, writer and TV presenter, to celebrate this year’s leading solar organisations.

The Awards, now in their 2nd year, highlight the outstanding projects currently in the industry, helping to reflect the good practice, professionalism, quality, safety and level of innovation that has catapulted the UK solar industry into one of the top five global PV markets.

The winners were as follows:

Public space installation
Winner: Middlesex University Hospital, Spirit Solar

Most successful integrated renewables system
Winner: The Solar House, Newform Energy
Highly commended: Sheeplands Farm, The Greener Group

Renewable heat installation
Winner: Bradfield college art wing, Spirit Solar

Commercial rooftop installation - Sponsored by Rexel Energy Solutions
Winner: Kingspan Insulation Selby, Kingspan Energy
Highly commended: Lakeside Energy from Waste, BELECTRIC UK

Community installation
Winner: Coalfields Community Sustainable Energy Programme

Ground mount solar site (<10MW)
Winner: Ketton cement works, Lark Energy
Highly commended: Baglan Bay, St Modwen Plc and Eco Energy Power Solutions
Highly commended: Willersey Solar Farm, BELECTRIC UK

Utility-scale solar farm (>10MW)
Winner: Lackford Estate Solar Park, Low Carbon
Highly commended: Ermine Street Solar Farm, Lightsource Renewable Energy

Domestic rooftop installation
- Sponsored by Zeversolar 

Winner: Croyde Cottage, Solarsense UK
Highly commended: My Eco Home, IRFTS
Communications campaign

Winner: Solar Independence Day, The Solar Trade Association

Project finance innovation
Winner: Lightsource Renewable Energy
Highly commended: Liddeston Ridge PV array, Port of Milford Haven

Installer of the year
- Sponsored by BayWa r.e.
Winner: SunGift Solar
Highly commended: EvoEnergy
Rexel Foundation Prize
Winner: Energise Sussex Coast

The Solar Power Portal outstanding achievement award

Winner: Ray Noble, Solar Consultant

The Solar Power Portal Outstanding Achievement Award went to a personality whose work and influence has taken this industry to a higher level – Ray Noble. Ray has been at the heart of the solar industry in the UK for more than three decades and educated and helped influence more than seven energy administrations in the UK government around the benefits and potential of solar technologies in the UK energy mix. 

The 2014 judging panel represent an esteemed group of Solar industry professionals:

The Solar Power Portal Awards are held annually during Solar Energy UK, for more information visit sppawards.solarenergyevents.com

For more details on commentary from the judges, go here: //www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/editors_blog/solar_power_portal_awards_2014_the_winners

Solar Energy UK
Solar Energy UK 2014 is now in its 5th year and firmly established itself as the no.1 UK event for all professionals within the solar industry, attracting over 200 exhibitors and 4,000+ unique visitors. Entry to the event is free. To register go here.

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